Nov 3, 2012 12:00am PDT
. he spoke to us by skype. >> i'm extremely conflicted about running this laugh. as long as it was on i thought it was safe. >> mayor said it was still on but criticism of the race continued to mount especially over all the resources it was pulling, food and generators that could have been used in other parts of the city. the mayor suddenly cancelled the race. >> with the leadership of the city, with the mayor, the ceo of new york runners, it was a gigantic mistake to keep it going as long as they did. >> all the runners i talked to that cancelling the race was the right decision. while in town they hope to volunteer their time. >> i'm hoping by sunday be able to help in staten island where they can use a pair of hands and a shovel. >>> both san francisco runners who are in new york says there are a number of website listing volunteer opportunities across the city. one of them suggested that marathon runners may be the perfect volunteers to deliver supplies in buildings for elevators not running. >> disney is kicking things off with a $2 million donation to the american red cross.